Local development framework

Our District faces many future challenges including:

  • providing new housing and jobs
  • creating new infrastructure and facilities
  • tackling climate change

The planning system has a key role in helping to manage these changes. The Local Development Framework (LDF) sets out how we’re working to tackle these issues by bringing together a folder of documents setting out our planning policy.  It is made up of:

Timetable for Review of the Development Plan

The Council carried out a public consultation between September 2023 and November 2023 on the Second Publication Amended Allocations and Development Management DPD. This consultation and the work that has been completed so far can be found on the Plan Review section of our website.

The current timetable and process for the review of the remaining parts of the Local Development Framework is set out within our Local Development Scheme - July 2023 (PDF File, 274kb)